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ERIC Number: ED452105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A British Graphic Designer Teaching and Learning in South-East Asia.
McWhinnie, Louise
This paper is the work of an international student studying within the School of Art Education at the University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia), who has undertaken doctoral research on the teaching and learning experiences of international Asian graphic design students within the setting of an overseas university. It identifies the nature of the students' cultural transition and the particular difficulties and dilemmas encountered. The paper considers the researcher's own experiences while teaching "outside her culture" at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, some years before. It finds that underpinning the way educators communicate in design is the use of coding systems and semiotics and that, to function in Malaysia, new systems were needed. The researcher/teacher contends that the experience of teaching in Malaysia caused her to re-evaluate her teaching strategies and psychology and her previously held perceptions of her subject. (BT)
Australian Inst. of Art Education, Melbourne, C/Suite 125, 283 Glenhuntley Road, Eisternwick, VIC, 3185, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Inst. of Art Education, Melbourne.
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)